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Synthetic cells make long-distance calls

Synthetic biologists have designed a set of transcriptional circuits that, when added to (and expressed by) the genomes of single-cell microbes, allows them to quickly form a network of local interactions to spur collective action, even in large communities.

Oct 14th, 2019

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DNA is held together by hydrophobic forces

Scientists disprove the prevailing theory of how DNA binds itself. It is not, as is generally believed, hydrogen bonds which bind together the two sides of the DNA structure. Instead, water is the key.

Sep 23rd, 2019

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